Vic (@incaseyouart) as Link was super awesome. They did the painting on the shield themselves.
Detroit: Being Human
This robot stayed in character the entire time I was talking to him, which was so super fun!
Tomb Raider (2018) – JenEric Movie Review
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Today we’re talking about the 2018 film Tomb Raider.
I haven’t played the games, but I assume there are some common elements from the stills and trailers I’ve seen. The story isn’t what I expected; I expected a puzzle archaeology movie and got an action movie.
All that being said, the story was pretty good. I wish they’d spent less time with the island action scenes and more with the tomb or puzzles.
My major issues is that it started action / intrigue and the tone switched to horror action once it reached the island. That would work for a book or TV show, but for a movie it felt disjointed.
I have to give credit to the actress because we learn almost nothing about Lara the entire movie other than she’s smart, gets back up, and is very curious. Any urge by the audience to care about the character is due to the charisma the actress brings to it.
The bad guy was perfectly cartoonish and the dad was okay. I liked the captain.
The CEO of of Croft Corp reminded me of Nina Sharp in Fringe played by Blair Brown.
Not super quippy, but very well paced. There’s a lot of mythology and they space it out really well. I also liked that the few puzzles that Lara solves are thought out in dialogue.
Visuals and Music
Everything in this movie was stunning. Filming was amazing, lighting spectacular, and action just wonderful.
The music was intense and well composed. There were a few times that it was a little early for the scene, which didn’t work for me.
I loved every moment of it, but I regret watching it with the kids. It was a little scarier and more violent than they should be watching. However, that’s on me.
My wife liked it, but found it a little exhausting.
A roller coaster from start to finish. The tone goes from action to horror, but the cinematography is spectacular. A fun action movie with lots of thrills.
Score: 4 Stars out of 5
Video Game Brickwork?
We thought this looked like a video game pattern in the bricks!
At first, I thought Ujjio Cosplay was dressed as The Invisible Woman from Fantastic Four, but after scouring her cosplay page on Facebook, it turns out that this is from Metroid. Samus Aran, after googling it. 🙂
Luigi, Princess Peach, Super Mario, and Rosalina (the latter two are Mysticfae Cosplay) posed with the TARDIS. What fun new levels would the Doctor bring them to?
Mercy watches over the holiday festivities! (get it? Because she’s from the video game Overwatch?)
Chell has escaped the facility…or are we part of the facility? Is everything I know a lie?
That portal gun looks absolutely amazing!
Mario didn’t want to be left out of the fun!